Life with Jesus is built upon one thing: a simple love.
Loving Jesus is not complicated – it is costly.
Math in the Kingdom
When Jesus walked on the earth, he came proclaiming a new kingdom. This kingdom is anything but a copy or a different take on worldly kingdoms. In fact, just about everything in this kingdom is upside-down. For example, in the Kingdom of God you must: die to live, give to gain, willingly come in last place, care for others above yourself…etc.
This is fun: did you know that math in the Kingdom of Heaven is different as well? It’s true, check this out: “…the one who joins himself with the Lord is one spirit with Him.” (1 Cor. 6:17). So, in the Kingdom, 1+1=1. Different but simple, right?
I love how simple this is: Paul says that the one who “joins himself with the Lord…” enters into this unity of spirit with Jesus. Notice, he didn’t give a long list of things that must be done in order for this union to happen – just give yourself to Jesus and unite with Him. Again, pretty simple. However, we often find this simplicity to be rather difficult to work with. In truth, the difficulty of this reality is not in the hardness of the call of God. The true struggle we face is “losing ourselves” to join Jesus.
Jesus said this would happen: “This is the judgement, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light…” (John 3:19). Did you catch that? Jesus did not say “men loved the darkness more than…” He said “rather than” the Light. You see all of this is really simple: either we love Jesus or we love ourselves…hard to swallow, but simple.
A Simple Love
Well, what do you say? Let’s answer the call of Jesus and give ourselves to unite with Him. Now is not the time to hold back, to cower in the “what ifs…” This is our moment to know Him, to really know Him and share Him with our world! No matter where you are in your relationship with Him, this simple love is for all of us! Remember, it’s not complicated – it is costly. However, it will only cost us what we were never made for and give us the fullness of God in return. Pretty good deal if you are asking me!
Let’s give ourselves to Jesus and find true life in Him. Let’s simply love Him!
Bless you all!